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Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm PST
>> a female police officer shoots dead an american as visor in kabul. -- advisor in kabul. this is al jazeera live from doha. also coming up on the frahm, a gunman kills two firefighters as they drive baddle a blaze in new york. the opposition rejected any transition involving the regime. >> the midnight mass has already taken place ushering in christmas and messagesor peace and reconciliation around the region. a female afghan police officer has shot dead a u.s. contractor. the killing is thought to be the first insider attack by a female. there are attack happened inside kabul's central police station. a policewoman named nargis shot the advisor. it will concern nato officials. although there is still only a small proportion of the country's 350,000 security forces that are gradually taking over security from nato. >> if the united states and afghanistan slows down its training efforts, its joint training capabilities and capacity building up security forces then both the afghan government and the united states will be doing exactly what the enemies want. >> there has been some p
CNN
Dec 13, 2012 11:00pm PST
praised the quote unquote brave taliban fighter who carried it out. also, here in kabul, secretary panetta met with karzai and invited him it meet with president obama next month. the key question for the leaders is where do things now stand and what's next? 11 years, two months and six days. >> we will not tire, we will not faulter, and we will not fail. >> peace and freedom will prevail. >> just one month after 9/11 wbt war against the taliban and al qaeda and afghanistan, it has been steep, more than 2,000 americans dead and more than 18,000 wounded. 642 billion u.s. dollars spent. and an untold number of afghan civilians killed. at least 12,000 in the last five years. with that sacrifice, came some progress. the taliban was removed from power and -- >> i can report to the american people and to the world, that united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden, the later of al qaeda. >> as combat troops prepare it come home in 2014, the taliban is resurging. just this week, a member of the navy's elite s.e.a.l. team 6, the same group who died trying to save a
CNN
Dec 13, 2012 4:00pm PST
for al qaeda. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett live in kabul, afghanistan, tonight for a special edition of "outfront," as we focus on the future of afghanistan. i want to welcome our viewers in the united states tonight, as well as around the world. thanks for joining us. tonight, violence rocks afghanistan. a sobering reminder of how america's longest war is still not won. we still do not have a secure afghanistan. today, just hours after i wrapped up an interview with the secretary of defense, leon panetta, in kandahar at an american base, there was a brazen attack just outside that base. a suicide bomber struck, the taliban had taken responsibility, an american service member has been killed, two afghan civilians were killed. three americans and 18 afghans were wounded in this attack today. now, a taliban spokesman not only claimed responsibility for the attack, but praised the, quote/unquote brave taliban fighter who carried it out. also here in kabul today, secretary panetta met with afghan president hamid karzai and invited him to washington to meet
SFGTV2
Dec 12, 2012 4:30am PST
information on that. for about 6 months i was the senior advisor to the chief of police for kabul city police department in the capitol. back at the end of 2009-2010, we real laiz that we probably spent a great deal of money and effort on trying to transform the afghan army and we probably neglected the police force. and the reason that realization was so important was because the police in afghanistan are not what we consider traditional police. there's a number of police officers in the audience that could understood this. in afghanistan, the police are not so concerned with traffic control, traffic is insane in afghanistan. so you'll see traffic lights but they don't work. they are not so concerned with chasing criminals. what they are concerned with is protecting themselves and protecting the villagers. in a lot of places throughout afghanistan, the police might be the only thing that's separating the villagers from the taliban. they are what would be more considered a paramilitary source. -- force. ufrptly prrp unfortunately they are not trained nearly as well as the taliban, they
LINKTV
Dec 24, 2012 5:30am PST
more chaos. >> thank you very much, indeed. an afghan policeman killed a u.s. contractor in kabul in a so-called insider attack. walked into the of police chiefs come down with a weapon and shot the man. the victim was an advisor to the afghan police. five afghan police officers were killed in a similar attack on sunday night. jennifer glass has more from kabul. >> we don't know the motive of this police woman who walked into the headquarters in central kabul today and killed this u.s. contractor. it is part of a growing number of insider attacks here in afghanistan this year. this contractor becomes the 62nd farmer to be killed by insider attacks. to discuss insider attacks i enjoyed by the former member of parliament and political analyst -- thank you for being here. what affects our these insider attacks having? >> i think if we are not careful, it will have the effect of the enemies of afghanistan and the united states want to have, which is to create a public opinion that all afghans are like this, and everybody wants to be doing this. that is not the case. i think this is perpetr
SFGTV2
Dec 15, 2012 5:00am PST
the afghans and we ensured that there were actual funding lines present so the kabul ministry can make sure the money what was given to them by foreign governments made it all the way down to that teacher or that principal or that district supervisor for schools. and one thing we did which hadn't been done since 1978 before the invasion of the soviets was we actually brought down the ministry of education to southwest afghanistan. it had been 35 years since that happened. it was too dangerous, way too dangerous. so currently i'll give you a snapshot. in 2007 there were no girls in school in southwest afghanistan. the taliban ran the medrossas, those are gone now. currently if you walked into southwest afghanistan you would see many marines but you would also see 25,000 kids in school. you would see close to 3,000 girls. there is a teacher's college that has been renovated in the big city and there are aspiring teachers studying at that college. there are women's centers established in two of those districts and there are afghan parents and educators involved in their local schools
PBS
Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
a u.s. contractor in the capital kabul. the victim was a security consultant for the police. other officers detained the woman at the scene. her motive is unknown. another afghan police officer opened fire at a checkpoint in the northern province of jasjon. he killed five colleagues and fled the site. police believe he was a member of the taliban. afghan soldiers and police officers have killed more than 50 members of the international forces this year. the taliban has not claimed responsibility for the kabul shooting, but the group claims to have placed members in the military and police force to launch insider attacks. >>> japan'air self-defense force scrambled fighter jets after a chinese aircraft came close to japanese air space. the aircraft was flying near the senkaku islands in the south china sea. the defense ministry says the asdf spotted a wide 12 propellor aircraft on its radar. the plane was approaching from the north. it released f-15 fighter jets from the chinese prefecture. it flew within 120 kilometers of the islands but left without raiding japanese air space. the
KCSMMHZ
Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
occurred in kabul on monday. the police woman was immediately detained following the incident. the motive behind the shooting is not clear. a female officer of the local police force approached and shot dead an american who was working as a security advisor at police headquarters and in a separate incident a police officer shot and killed five colleagues in the northern province of jos john before fleeing the scene. afghan police believe the officer is a member of the taliban. more than 50 members of the nato-led forces in afghanistan have been killed by afghan soldiers or police officers. these incidents are casting a shadow over afghanistan-u.s. ties ahead of the withdrawal of international combat troops at the end of 2014. >> these are events that we are familiar with. we work very, very closely with our afghan partners. they events that affect both isef and our afghan security force brothers. we continue to work to mitigate them as much as possible. >> the taliban has not claimed responsibility for the shooting in kabul on monday. but the group claims to have placed many infiltrators
KCSMMHZ
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
in kabul. the taliban has claimed responsibility for thursday's attack on the close aide to president hamid karzai. the incident underscores questions about the afghan government's ability to maintain security. hideki yui has the story from kabul. >> reporter: the national directorate was at a guest house to welcome when he became the target of a suicide attack. halib is a cross aide to president karzai. he began his job in september. karzai announced the attack. he said halib is being treated in hospital. >> reporter: the agency spokesperson says the attack closely resembles the one used to assassinate rabbani in september 2011. rabbani was a man charged with negotiating peace with the taliban. his death was a major setback for the karzai government. the taliban has issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack on halib. experts have warned that militant groups would attempt more attacks against government chiefs as it's ka lates its offensive against international and government forces. with international combat troops scheduled to withdraw from afghanistan in
CBS
Dec 25, 2012 4:00am PST
at the nato base in kabul, sang some carols, then enjoyed a holiday dinner. >>> and coming up on the "morning news," he may be messy funny, jack klugman from "the odd couple "has died. a look back at his remarkable career. [ female announcer ] introducing u the latest coffee machine from nespresso. modular. intuitive. combines espresso and fresh milk. the new u. nespresso. what else? available at these fine retailers. >>> firefighters in california battled a raging river yesterday to rescue a homeless man. he was living on an island in the los angeles river and got into trouble after a fast-moving storm tore through the area. rescuers used an inflatable boat to reach the island and tossed ropes to the man which he tied around a tree. the man was taken to the hospital and treated for hypothermia. >>> former president george h.w. bush is spending christmas in a houston hospital. the 88-year-old was admitted last month after developing a cough. he's now being treated for weakness and fever. doctors say they are cautiously optimistic about his recovery. >>> nelson mandela will also spend
PBS
Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
chief has been seriously wounded in a bomb attack in kabul. the taliban has claimed responsibility for thursday's attack on the close aide to president hamid karzai. the incident underscores questions about the afghan government's ability to maintain security. hideki yui has the story from kabul. >> reporter: national khalid was at a guest house to welcome when he became the target of a suicide attack. khalid is a close aide to president karzai. he began his job in september. karzai announced the attack. he said khalid is being treated in hospital. >> reporter: the inter-agency spokesperson says the attack closely resembles the one used to assassinate burhanuddin rabbani in september 2011. rabbani was imam charged with negotiating peace with the taliban. his death was a major setback for the karzai government. the taliban has issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack on khalid. experts have warned that militant group would attempt more attacks against government chiefs as it escalates its offensive against international and government forces. with international comb
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
leon panetta, exclusively in kabul about this very issue. take a look. >> mr. secretary, thank you so much for taking the time. >> good to be with you, erin. >> i wanted to start by asking you about north korea. i know, obviously, they've had failures with rocket launches and eight months ago they failed. now they've had a success. and i'm wondering if you know how they fixed it or whether they might have had help from another country? >> we have no idea. as a matter of fact, we're still assessing just exactly what happened here to look at each of the stages and determine whether or not it really was a success or not. but, you know, the fact that they've launched this missile is a clear provocation. we've warned them not toot it. we've been very concerned about their firing this missile. in violation of every international standard and rule. and, you know, it's clear that have one of the reasons we're rebalancing in the pacific is to deal with the threat from north korea. and we will. we're prepared to do that. we will respond if we have to. >> how will we respond? does this mean t
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 7:15am EST
problem was that when she got out to kabul, she was essentially a prisoner on the giant u.s. embassy compound. she couldn't get authorization to drive out and about in kabul. was restricted in terms of our ability to meet with the afghans, found herself asked to sit in an office building in a cubicle much like she could've been in washington drafting memos and tables, as opposed to really getting out and doing this sort of development work she wanted to do. she provides this wonderful insight into just how our search of civilians that were supposed to go down help rebuild the afghan government, how that search was squandered because most of those people wound up sitting in his fortified embassy compound doing paperwork as opposed to getting their fingernails dirty come out in the field trying to do the difficult work of building government, providing many for reconstruction assistance to the afghan people. >> rajiv chandrasekeran, just announced the surge is over. all those troops are down to 68,000 americans in afghanistan. how much was spent? what grade would you give it? >> i woul
FOX
Dec 24, 2012 4:25am EST
headquarters in kabul. afghan officials say the advisor was killed by an afghan police woman. they are investigating whether it was intentional or an accident. the woman was taken into custody shortly after the shooting. >>> michael crapo is charged with dui. a police officer saw him drive through a red light early saturday morning. the senator reportedly registered a blood alcohol level of .11. in virginia the legal limit is .08. he released an official apology. >>> all you holiday shopping procrastinators, today is the last day to get what you need. macy's is open 24 hours. the deals and longer hours aren't helping people spend more money. sales fell 2 1/2 percent since the black friday weekend. >>> in football news, robert griffin, iii was back in action sunday to play on his injured right knee the first time in two weeks. >> it was a limited version but he got the job done in a different way. fox 5 sports reporter lindsay murphy has more from the rookie quarterback. >> i was playing quarterback for the washington redskins. i felt like myself. >> reporter: rg3 was limited in his run
KCSMMHZ
Dec 14, 2012 6:00am PST
afghanistan with its neighbors in central asia. nhk world reports from kabul. >> reporter: afghanistan railway started service earlier this year. the 75 kilometer line runs between the northern cities, linking the country with uzbekistan. it is used to transport food and supplies needed for reconstruction efforts. now officials are planning further lines. in an interview with nhk, the minister said afghanistan is planning now routes. >> translator: we aim to build links with two neighbors by the end of next year and we hope to start construction soon after. >> reporter: the asian development project is aexpected to overassist us. the head of the office, it plans to offer $240 million to help finance the project. afghanistan is rich in natural resources. its deposits of crude oil, ian ore, gold, copper and other resources are estimated to be worth nearly $1 trillion. the government has set its sights on developing mines and oil fields and exporting resources to neighboring countries by rail. but the countries aspirations go even further. it hopes to eventually extend rail links as far a
LINKTV
Dec 17, 2012 5:30am PST
away our means of self-defense. >> it was just outside the compound of a private company in kabul. earlier explosion killed 10 guerrillas in the east of the country. we have more from kabul. >> there were out gathering firewood in a rural part of eastern afghanistan. local police believe one of the girls hit a land mine with an ax and it exploded killing of children within the vicinity. they believe it could have dated from the times of the afghanistan's civil war because it was not planted in an area that today would have been an obvious target. they also found in other soviet era mine on exploded nearby. afghanistan remains one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. just this year alone, 967 afghans were killed in the conflict in this country and most of them would have been the victims of improvised explosive devices and aligned minds. east of the city, a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle at the gates of the compound of a foreign contracting company. the explosion was felt two kilometers away rattling windows in the city center. at least two people killed in that ex
NBC
Dec 24, 2012 4:00am EST
spokesman says an american adviser was shot and killed this morning by an afghan policewoman at kabul headquarters. at least 53 international troops have been killed by afghan soldiers or police this year. >>> back here at home, it is crunch time for holiday shoppers. many retailers have extended hours and stepped up promotions to entice those who have waited until the very last minute to finish their christmas list. nbc has more on this. >> reporter: as santa finishes his list and checks it twice before his big trip, most americans are headed out, too, to finish shopping for everyone on their list. >> for my grandmom, something for my mom. >> mom, dad, brother, sister. >> sneakers for my nephew. that's it. i'm done. >> reporter: but according to a survey last week, there are millions of shoppers who are not quite done. 132 million to be exact. 26 million hadn't even started. >> i know who i need to buy for but not what i'm buying yet. >> reporter: to help in the holiday rush, many stores like target, toys 'r' us, and macy's stayed open around the clock this weekend and plan to throug
PBS
Dec 14, 2012 6:30pm PST
, way ahead of her years. we take her from the streets of kabul. she has not been here since the day her two sisters were killed in september. >> it happened over there around the corner. i heard a loud bang, and i ran over there, but the police would not let me through. someone called my mom, and i cried on the phone. >> she knows that her sisters are no longer alive. >> they are not there anymore. may be they are happy in paradise. >> one of the sisters was 11. she wanted to become a doctor. the other was 14 and dreamed of becoming a skateboard world champion. she loved skate-istan, a project designed to give hope for children can escape the world of war and give hope, but four children from the project died. oliver from australia came to kabul five years ago, and the project grew from there, but what now? >> it is something that is working. we need to connect with children, we use in afghanistan -- with youth in afghanistan. they must have some sort of base to build up. no foreigner can change anything in afghanistan. >> the children are the future of afghanistan, the unicef says
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
kabul, afghanistan today. no one was killed but hundreds of shops were destroyed and millions of dollars worth of merchandise was lost. a fire official suspects an electrical short caused that blaze. next up, one congressman's battle against obesity. his own. >> happy holidays from kabul, afghanistan. i want to say i had to the fuller family and i want to wish them a merry christmas and a happy new year. [ sniffles ] [ female announcer ] for everything your face has to face. face it with puffs facial tissues. puffs has air-fluffed pillows for 40% more cushiony thickness. face every day with puffs softness. a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-da
PBS
Dec 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
railway network linking afghanistan with its neighbors in central asia. nhk world reports from kabul. >> reporter: afghanistan railway started service earlier this year. the 75 kilometer line runs between the northern cities, linking the country with uzbekistan. it is used to transport food and supplies needed for reconstruction efforts. now officials are planning further lines. in an interview with nhk, the minister said afghanistan is planning new routes. >> translator: we aim to build links with two neighbors by the end of next year and we hope to start construction soon after. >> reporter: the asian development project is aexpected to overassist us. the head of the office, it plans to offer $240 million to help finance the project. afghanistan is rich in natural resources. its deposits of crude oil, iron ore, gold, copper and other resources are estimated to be worth nearly $1 trillion. the government has set its sights on developing mines and oil fields and exporting resources to neighboring countries by rail. but the countries aspirations go even further. it hopes to eventually
KCSMMHZ
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
of the year, attacks fell 22% in kabul, 62% in kandahar, and 88% in mazhar-i-sharif. compares with 211. critical concerns are also detailed in the report. international forces have been training afghan security forces for years, but the report says very few afghan units are fully dependent from international counterparts when carrying out operations. another issue are so-called insider attacks by members of the afghan military against international forces. which are undermining mutual trust. the report also warns that the insurgency has found safe havens in northwestern pakistan and mentions the limited institutional capacity of the afghan government endemic corruption. these are among the obstacles to long term stability in afghanistan. >>> another story from afghanistan. the first rail service launched earlier this year with support from the international community. it is still in its early stages, but expected to play a critical role in reconstruction in the future. nhk world has details. >> reporter: afghanistan's only railway began operating earlier this year near the border w
LINKTV
Dec 23, 2012 5:30am PST
through the market in the afghan capital of kabul. the fire caused no casualties. shopkeepers say they have lost millions. >> this would normally be a bustling day in one of the busiest parts of kabul. everything is closed after a devastating fire. hundreds of shops have been burned. the shopkeepers telling us they have tens of thousands of dollars in the shops. much of the merchandise has been destroyed. it will be difficult to estimate damages. it will probably be in the millions of dollars. " south korea says it has proved north korea's rocket launch was not for peaceful purposes. the defense ministry's released a report. north korea says the satellite -- says iraq was used to pay satellite into space. sunday marks the birthday of the japanese emperor. he reassured crowds he has made a full recovery since having heart bypass surgery in february. he took the opportunity to highlight the plight of the aging population. he is part of the oldest monarchy in the world. in south africa, kids from poor neighborhoods are exposed to carbon an early age. kids are now using skateboards to
LINKTV
Dec 23, 2012 4:00pm PST
iraq does not disable more secure. >> a large fire has swept through the afghan capital of kabul. fire trucks arrived quickly, but there was millions of dollars worth of damage. the bank, located in the market, managed to move their money before the fire. >> this is one of the busiest parts of kabul. as you can see, everything is closed. at devastating fire. it is not just this row of buildings. hundreds and hundreds of shops have been burned, the shopkeepers telling us they have tens of thousands of dollars in the shops. you can see much merchandise has been destroyed. it is going to be very difficult to estimate the damage is here. it will probably be millions of dollars. was it pannede as -- but the influential leader of the nra has gone on television to push for armed guards in every school. >> on friday, the national rifle association was blunt about how to stop the mass shooting in u.s. schools. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> the nra leaders blamed the media, hollywood, and video games for gun violence and refused to answer qu
KCSMMHZ
Dec 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
capital kabul. the victim was a security consultant for the police. other officers detained the woman at the scene. her motive is unknown. another afghan police officer opened fire at a checkpoint in the northern province of jasjon. he killed five colleagues and fled the site. police believe he was a member of the taliban. afghan soldiers and police officers have killed more than 50 members of the international forces this year. the taliban has not claimed responsibility for the kabul shooting, but the group claims to have placed members in the military and police force to launch insider attacks. >>> japan's air self-defense force scrambled fighter jets after a chinese aircraft came close to japanese air space. the aircraft was flying near the sunkoku islands in the south china sea. the defense ministry says the asdf spotted a wide 12 propellor aircraft on its radar. the plane was approaching from the north. it released f-15 fighter jets from the chinese prefecture. it flew within 120 kilometres of the islands but left without raiding japanese air space. the afdf dispatched fighters i
NBC
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am EST
very much. happy holidays from kabul, afghanistan. >> i'm mark schaffer from annapolis, maryland. like to send my love to jennifer, my son, kai, my daughter, dana, mom and dad, seasons greetings from kabul, afghanistan. >> i'm michelle carter from kabul, afghanistan. special holiday greeting in baltimore, maryland, to jasmine, howard, friends and family in aberr deem, maryland, baltimore, and a shout out to the ravens.
FOX News
Dec 24, 2012 2:00am PST
shooting happened outside of police headquarters in kabul, afghanistan. authorities are treating the incident as a poibls insider attack. we are told the shooter is in custody. the first time a female member of afghan security fors was behind an insider attack. marine veteran released from a mexican jail expect to do arrive home after spending some time in the hospital. john hammar and a dad were heading back home after he had to be taken to a hospital in louisiana. he was locked up for 4 months on charges of possessing an illegal antique gun he was trying to carry across the border that after customs agents told him he could take it across as long as he registered it with the mexican government. >> former president george h.w. bush may not be in time hoement for christmas. >> the 14st president has been in the hospital since december 23rd for bronchitis related cough. >> senator daniel inouye, about 1,000 people attending that memorial service in hawaii including president obama an the first lady. senate majority leader harry reid paying tribute to the war hero. >> inouye said my bi
Telemundo
Dec 24, 2012 6:30pm PST
pierde los miembros tuvieron una gran cena en la base de kabul una jovencita arriesgÓ su propia vida para darle el mejor regalo, tiene la historia desde los Ángeles california. cuando la luz de su padre se apagabale dio el regalo mÁs preciado a su padre la oportunidad de vivir despuÉs de donarle un riÑÓn. >> le dije que darÍa mi vida si pudiera hacerlo. >> de acuerdo a la donaciÓn de siglas en inglÉs, existen mÁs de 100.000 personas en la misma situaciÓn que el seÑor ramÍrez que necesitan de un transplante de riÑÓn para poder vivir. >> estamos en la muerte. >> para esta maÑana el significado de navidad cambiÓ despuÉs de ser dado de alta dice que las cosas materiales son secundarias porque el regalo mÁs importante lo recibiÓ ahora lo importante es compartir entre familia. >> el dolor tocÓ en lo mÁs profundo de la familia ramÍrez al ver a su padre sufrir y ahora valoran cada minuto despuÉs que vivirÁ eternamente agradecido con su hijhija. >> lo que le pago. >> el seÑor luis ramÍrez llegÓ a estados unidos hace mÁs de 30 aÑos, siempre se esforzÓ por ten
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm EST
than a dozen other people hurt when a car bomb detonated outside the contract facility in kabul. the contractor build structures for military bases and the taliban has claimed responsibility. they say the suicide bomber targeted contractors because they work for the government. >> investigators are trying to determine what caused this fire that destroyed an apartment building on the eastern shore of maryland. the fire broke out at 10:45 in a building in cambridge last evening. 21 people actually jumped out of the windows. they were rushed to the hospital with minor injuries. it was quite a foggy start to the day this morning and caused traffic delays on the roads and in the air. bwi issued an alert and that has been cancelled cents. >> that ground alert has been re-issued. a lot of travel problems up and down the east coast because of this fog. lookout fix it is still -- look how thick it is still. take a look at the visibility across the area, down to a half a mile down at dulles. we've got just shy of two miles in winchester so was -- it is better than this morning but we have a ri
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 4:30am EST
story in afghanistan. police woman has atled an american adviser e kabul police headquarters. an investigation is under way as was accidental or intentional. it is not being reported if the military or civilian adviser. and the u.s. military investigating the apparent suicide of a navy seal in afghanistan. he was 42 santa claus from pennsylvania. he was a member of seal team 4, virginia beach. asked the team responsible for afghanistan police to fight the taliban in country.arts of the eight days from the fiscal cliff deadline. there's no movement from lighter side. a south carolina congressman is voted against who speaker john boehner's plan b. he says passing the plan would not have changed the outcome. >> the reason i was against plan was i am not convinced the senate was ever going to take tips up. people feel all the house had to the endass the bill at of a discussion. beginning from the continue to believe the in notnt has no interest over the cliff. >> congress is not expected to meet again until after christmas. >> investigators are searching deadly gunman behind a double
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
and he weighs in on the petraeus scandal. we'll be live in kabul next. but first a look ahead at the president's schedule. we have a photo op today on the fiscal cliff. he heads over to falls church. but the big thing, at night is the national christmas tree lighting. he'll deliver a few remarks there. for years, our own willard scott used to play santa claus and do that lighting. interesting to see what celebrity shows up there. you're watching "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. [ female announcer ] beef, meet flavor boost. flavor boost, meet beef. it's swanson flavor boost. concentrated broth to add delicious flavor to your skillet dish in just one stir. mmm! [ female announcer ] cook, meet compliments. get recipes at flavorboost.com. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. ♪ open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. vi
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am EST
headquarters in the kabul. they are investigating to determine if the death was intentional or accidental. nato military command -- commanders are looking into this. it is not known of the victim was a military or civilian adviser. >> we are fortunate enough to have brianne carter at the mall picking out a gift for us. >> tis the season of giving. we are out here with some friendly shoppers this morning. 17 million people across the country are waiting until the last minute and will hit the stores today. we talked about what i would get what you guys might want so how about my fellow reporters? i know them pretty well so i thought that john is a big hat to god because he has to stand out in the cold. we found him this sweet deal. this might be good for him, cold outside, and jummy olabanji says she is into a lot of bling. better than a sparkly purse. ? we expect there will be a lot of shoppers this morning. we expect it will be very crowded at the malls and there are deals to get as well. it is crunch time for christmas shoppers. >> you have no more time and you have to make a good decisi
CBS
Dec 11, 2012 7:00am PST
seized wednesday on the mountains east of kabul. the taliban released the two afghans but were demanding a $100,000 ransom for joseph, a price morningstar development could not afford to pay. the two afghans told the american military joseph was being abused by his captors with slaps to the head. that convinced general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan, to order the rescue mission before the taliban could transport joseph into pakistan beyond the reach of u.s. forces. on saturday night checque and other members of the s.e.a.l. team six squad ron conducted a helicopter assault on a mountain hideout 50 miles from the pakistani border. checque was killed in the firefight. seven seven talibans were killed. joseph was unharmed. he is a most celebrated war but comes at a price. since 9/1165 s.e.a.l.s have been killed, most in afghanistan. >>> we have new information this morning on the condition of former south african president nelson mandela, spent the last three days, three nights in a military hospital. mark phillips is pretoria, south afri africa. >> reporter: the latest medica
CNN
Dec 24, 2012 4:00am PST
. contractor in kabul gunned down and killed this morning by a woman wearing an afghan police uniform. it happened inside kabul's police headquarters. the latest in a string of suspected green on blue attacks that are hitting morale and eroding trust in allies there. our pentagon correspond respondent barbara starr up early for us working her sources. joins us live from washington with more. >> good morning, alina. in the last few minutes, our nato sources are confirming privately that, indeed, it was an american citizen. a contractor shot and killed by a woman, an afghan woman in a police uniform inside kabul police headquarters. what is not known at this point or they are not saying, whether this woman was an afghan police officer or came into possession of the uniform, stole it. we have seen these kinds of incidents before. people have infiltrated in, may have taliban loyalties, may be other issues at work here. they have seen grudges in the past being enacted upon. so not a lot of detail yet. but this whole issue of both nato troops and contractors being killed by people in unifor
MSNBC
Dec 13, 2012 10:00am PST
karzai, which are fairly controversial. what is the latest from kabul? we understand now that karzai has agreed to a meeting with the president on january 7th. >> that's right, draen. well, we start with that bombing today outside of the kandahar airfield. that is, of course, the main u.s. military base in southern afghanistan. you mentioned, of course, secretary of defense was never in harm's way himself. he had already come back to kabul and left there about two and a half hours earlier. it's worth noting, we did just receive a statement from the taliban claiming responsibility for that attack. they said it was a suicide attack and that the attacker exploded himself in a 4 x 4 car full of explosives. now, the secretary, of course, was down there to address u.s. troops who are still there. there's about 14,000 troops in the area. he spoke to a smaller group of about 300 thanking them for their service, thanking them for their sacrifice, and thanking them for spending this upcoming holiday season away from their families. he also spoke about the tremendous progress made so far. he wanted
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 5:45pm EST
kabul, where the soviet union has recently arrived, and it is there that you are born, 1982. >> uh-huh. >> so there's a -- i marked a little page here where your father writes to someone about his revolutionary arian rhode island. >> yes. >> we the pla are unique in many respects, official spokesman is a dog, wolf, and we have more commanders than fighters, first organization of pakistan's history that believes in fighting. we consider secrecy nothing to be secret about, and pla can make secrets more than friends, no one know exactly who is the chief. the official spokesman has ticks and likes to chew on borns. the official spokesman, well, undisciplined in personal habits. >> yes. >> so was that a true reflection of the character of his revolutionary activity? >> i think it was a reflection of the fact when they made the choice to confront the regime directly and militarily, they were 25 and 21 years old. they had, for two years, sacrificed their own lives, abandoned studies, my father gave up his post-graduate visitation in oxford to fight one far more powerful than their lobbyin
FOX
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am EST
of police headquarters in kabul. investigators say an afghan police woman opened fire on a u.s. contractor but they have not said if the shooting was accidental or intentional. still no word on the victim's identity. >>> support for folks in newtown, connecticut continues to pour in from all over the country. communities in georgia organize a teddy bear drive to collect stuffed animals. they are asking people to light a canned until front of their home on christmas eve and some folks in maryland cut out snowflakes for decorations for sandy hook students. >>> over seven days and counting until we reach the fiscal cliff. no official talks are scheduled yet. lawmakers left d.c. for the holiday break. president obama is in haii but may return early to resume negotiations. taxes for all americans will go up if a deal is not reached by january 1st. the main sticking points are still tax hikes and spending cuts. wisdom? >>> all right, sarah. the only thing to talk about right now is the washington redskins. >> how about the first place washington redskins. >> they can clean it up. >>
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
outside the police headquarters in the capital city of kabul. she walked into and shot and killed the american. she was able to enter the facility armed because she is an officer and was election today carry a pistol. one afghan lawmaker is calling for additional screening measures for all candidates for the police force. >> dan: nelson mandela is spending christmas in the hospital. 94-year-old leader has been fighting a lung infection and had gallstones removed in south africa at a hospital there. the she improving and responding well to treatment. he was admitted to the hospital december 8th and there is no timetable for his release. >> carolyn: traditional christmas eve mass at vatican drew thousands to st. peters basilica. pope benedict delivered a theme of world peace. the service begins at 10:00 p.m. local time in rome. that is so the pontiff can rest before the christmas day speech. >> dan: american soldiers are spending an early christmas along with other international troops in afghanistan. u.s. and other nato forces sat down to a special meal on christmas eve. they attended
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